Arnold * Broadneck * Severna Park *


April 28, 1993

Biracial group studies Bible in Severna Park

Members of four Severna Park-area churches have formed a biracial Bible study to unify black and white Christians.

About 20 people from several predominantly black and white churches have been meeting since February, said Barbie Willis, a member of Woods Memorial Presbyterian Church who attends the group.

"It's really been quite wonderful," said Ms. Willis. "Certainly all of us have changed our outlook on each other."

Ms. Willis said most of the members -- from two black and two white churches -- "didn't have any close friends of another race. Now we do; we do a lot of things together, with no stress. We know about each other's lives and pray for problems."

Members from Severna Park United Methodist, Asbury Town Neck United Methodist and Wayman Good Hope African Methodist Episcopal attend the group, as well as those from Woods.

The group meets at Woods for 2 1/2 hours every Wednesday.

"We try very hard to study the Bible as a way to live, not just a religious book, although it is the basis of our faith," said Ms. Willis.

"We're trying to figure out how we apply what we read, asking what we can do today, with all that goes on in this violent world, to change anything. We think there's a lot of power in Christians -- of all races -- gathering together," she said.

Golf tournament to benefit Camp Blaze

The Bell Atlantic/C&P Telephone Co. Community Relations Team is sponsoring a golf tournament on May 7 at the Eisenhower Golf Course in Crownsville.

Proceeds will benefit Camp Blaze, a family camp and conference center for disabled and low-income children in Annapolis.

Lunch will be served at 10 a.m., followed by the tee-off at 1 p.m.

Information: 224-1642.


* Brightwood: Residents in the 500 block of Jandon Court awoke Sunday morning to find several of their vehicles had been vandalized. At least three residents had their car's tires punctured.

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